16 Jun '11, 3pm

Author of "Organic Manifesto" speaks at NRDC

On Monday, I had the chance to hear Maria Rodale, author of Organic Manifesto and CEO of publishing powerhouse Rodale Inc. talk about organic farming. Over lunch with staff in New York, Maria made the case for organic agriculture and shared insights on soil, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), health and the food pricing system. Maria argued – pointing out that her book was heavily footnoted and supported by extensive research – that organic farming is an effective way to protect soil health, and that healthy soils are critical to the long-term survivability of the planet. Under the microscope, healthy soils are teaming with life, with bacteria, nematodes, tiny arthropods and mycorrhizal fungi that cycle nutrients back to the plant. It’s a living city beneath our feet. Soils doused in harmful chemicals, by contrast, are revealed under the scope to be lifeless and inert....

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/plehner/author_of_organ...

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